Organizing a scene is the key to a successful painting. This 5-day workshop will help you make informed design and color decisions, therefore giving you more creative control over your chosen subject.
If you cannot place your shapes correctly, and with tonal accuracy, in the beginning of your process, your chances of finishing will diminish. I tend to paint with strong, saturated color. This is the way I see the world and have worked hard to figure out how to balance strong color while being true to the mood of the scene. Finding a way to control small movements in both tone and color temperature is the key.
There are other methods to achieve this control, but the one that I teach and paint with involves mixing 3 to 4 tonally correct pools of color and then mixing small changes out of each pool. I have found that this method can be passed to a student relatively quickly and once practiced, will allow that Artist to express themselves in a more direct way.
If you want to capture the light and atmosphere of a place you have to be organized and execute your design with confidence. This class is taught both in and out of the studio for maximum learning retention and understanding. You will be working with a series of skill building exercises I have designed that will work to steadily improve your paintings for many years to come.
Madeline Island is so paintable with all its Island charm, it is the perfect place to take this class. In the fully immersive environment of Madeline Island School of the Arts, we can expect to interact both inside and outside of class daily, so prepare your art questions both for the business of art and the easel.